Scores

Final

Toledo 33

(2-5, 0-3 MAC)

Buffalo 43

(3-4, 3-1 MAC)

1:00 PM ET, October 13, 2007

UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY

1 2 3 4 T
TOL 10 9 7 733
BUFF 28 8 0 743

Top Performers

Passing: D. Lenehan (TOL) - 307 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Starks (BUFF) - 34 CAR, 231 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: S. Williams (TOL) - 15 REC, 172 YDS, 2 TD

Buffalo 43, Toledo 33

Associated Press

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP)-James Starks ran for 231 yards and three touchdowns as Buffalo defeated Toledo 43-33 Saturday.

The first Buffalo back to top 200 yards rushing in 11 years, Starks' milestone came on a day when Buffalo (3-4, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) and Toledo (2-5, 0-3) combined for 953 yards of total offense. Toledo piled up 513 yards to Buffalo's 435.

A wild 55-point first half saw four scoring plays of 30 yards or more, two blocked extra points, a recovered fumble for a touchdown and a safety. The Bulls led 36-19 at the break.

Toledo's D.J. Lenehan threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns. Lenehan was 32-of-50 passing with one interception.

Jalen Parmele rushed 29 times for 171 yards, and Stephen Williams tied a school record with 15 receptions for 172 yards and two TDs. Chris Hopkins hooked up with Lenehan for a five-yard score with 7:22 left in the third quarter.

Starks gave Buffalo a two-touchdown lead before the game was three minutes old. He took his very first carry for a 45-yard touchdown. His second TD came one play after Toledo punter Brett Kern fumbled on his own 9 yard line.

Early in the fourth quarter, after a 23-point Buffalo lead had been reduced to 10, Starks' third touchdown, covering 36 yards, ended any hope of a Toledo comeback.

Buffalo's Drew Willy was 8-of-16 for 172 yards and three TD passes, two to Ernest Jackson and another to Naaman Roosevelt, who beat Myshan Pettis for a 34-yard catch, then recovered his own fumble in the end zone.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOL
BUFF
1st Downs3116
Total Yards518435
Passing307172
Rushing211263
Penalties7-568-76
3rd Down Conversions9-214-12
4th Down Conversions3-41-2
Turnovers22
Possession34:0825:52

Passing Leaders

ToledoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lenehan32/503076.131
BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Willy8/1617210.820

Rushing Leaders

ToledoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Parmele291715.9151
Collins10373.7013
BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Starks352447.0345
Thermilus3165.309

Receiving Leaders

ToledoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams1517211.5230
Hawkins9849.3022
BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson410726.8275
Roosevelt35117.0032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTOLBUFF
TD14:37James Starks 45 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 07
TD12:50James Starks 9 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 014
FG09:21Alex Steigerwald 26 Yd 314
TD04:18Ernest Jackson 75 Yd Pass From Drew Willy (A.J. Principe Kick) 321
TD01:36Stephen Williams 30 Yd Pass From D.J. Lenehan (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 1021
TD00:17Naaman Roosevelt Recovered Fumble In End Zone (A.J. Principe Kick) 1028
SECOND QUARTERTOLBUFF
SF12:42D.J. Lenehan Tackled By Larry Hutchinson In End Zone 1030
FG07:16Alex Steigerwald 24 Yd 1330
TD04:22Ernest Jackson 16 Yd Pass From Drew Willy (Pat Blocked) 1336
TD00:42Jalen Parmele 3 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1936
THIRD QUARTERTOLBUFF
TD07:22Chris Hopkins 5 Yd Pass From D.J. Lenehan (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 2636
FOURTH QUARTERTOLBUFF
TD13:15James Starks 36 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 2643
TD06:53Stephen Williams 11 Yd Pass From D.J. Lenehan (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 3343